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Today’s weather offers the anticipation of rain, luxurious rain, to encourage me to stay inside and create, to untangle, to sort through, to make sense of, to put into writing the thoughts that are waiting for my patience to simply decipher.
The newspapers (seen here are both The New York Times‘s Sunday edition and The Wall Street Journal’s Weekend edition; and online, the weekend Financial Times) present articles I am eager to explore and let my mind thoroughly peruse.
Largely, I have turned off the news during the week to enable my daily routine to be focused on TSLL, my garden, my boys and my neighborhood, and do my sorting out, making sense and reading closely the events of each week on the weekend from the sources I trust that explore deeply and from a variety of angles practicing sound journalism.
I welcomed into my home this past week the English dinnerware set from my Great Aunt whom our family sadly lost this past year (she lived a happy and much adored 94+ years) which I have always loved. I poured my first cup of tea in one of the three remaining tea cups yesterday and using it again today, I have a feeling they will quickly become my teacup and saucer of choice.
The chevril from my garden is used today on my omelette for the first time, paired with chopped chives. It delighted me to step outside and snip a few sprigs from this happily healthy plant (see the full plant in Wednesday’s post).
The croissants this morning were freshly made yesterday as I made my new batch. I cut them a bit larger this time to see if their increased size would be to my liking. I must say, speaking about the smaller sizes the recipe has yielded in the past, I do like them more petite as they are both buttery, the perfect amount of luxurious goodness, and full of crispy goodness. So we will see. This taste-testing is certainly not a hardship. 😉
Wishing you a lovely Sunday. Bonne journée.